The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Articles from October 7, 2016

Avoid Drinking Diet Sodas during Pregnancy
Dear Doctor K: My beverage of choice is diet soda, but my girlfriend told me I should stop drinking it now that I'm pregnant. Is she right? Dear Reader: For some time now, research has shown that when pregnant women gain a lot of weight during...
BACKUP PLANS ; Coaches Make Certain Reserves Are Ready at a Moment's Notice
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen calls it the "backup quarterback syndrome," a long-held sports axiom. "He's the most popular guy in the stadium when the starter does something wrong," Holgorsen said. It doesn't take much for fans to...
Colorado Mining Company Will Remove Bullets from Shawnee County Sheriff's Shooting Range for More Than $15K
A mining company will remove lead in the shooting berm at the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office training complex. Federal environmental standards call for bullet-deposited lead to be removed from fire ranges after two million rounds have been fired....
Colson: Dispatch at Critical Point ; Colson: City Personnel Worried about Staff
Topeka city manager Jim Colson has called for the Shawnee County Sheriff's oversight of the Emergency Communications Center to be stripped, citing growing safety concerns stemming from staff shortages. Services at the dispatch center, which provides...
Concussion Concerns Take Forefront for Jayhawks ; Jayhawks: Offensive Lineman Ended Career after Sustaining Concussions
LAWRENCE -- Jordan Shelley-Smith doesn't remember his first concussion, or for that matter, how many he's suffered in his five seasons at Kansas. He is, however, confident he's never been knocked out as a result of any of them. Well, fairly...
Creating a Buzz ; Hornets Showing Knack for Highlight-Reel Catches
Anymore, it's hard for Emporia State coach Garin Higgins to be surprised by any highlight-reel catches he witnesses from his standout receiving corps. But every now and then, Higgins does have to marvel at the type of catches Justin Brown, Mitchell...
Fishing Tales: My Trial by Fire ; Rouse: Nice Crappie Caught
Patches of brown dotted parts of the steep, rocky slope that had been washed out by flooding weeks before. A fishing dock had gotten loose from its bank and floated to the corner of the pond, with mossy muk gathered in the shallows nearby along the treeline....
Four Scots to Be Inducted into Highland Park Hall of Fame Saturday
A theater and English teacher, entrepreneur, a decorated veteran and a retired railroad businessman will be inducted into the Highland Park High School Hall of Fame and Sports Wall of Honor on Saturday. The ceremony, sponsored by the Highland Park High...
Internal Budget Reports Provide a Harsh Reminder ; Kansans Should Be Concerned about the Fallout from Next Year's Cuts
Two months ago, the Brownback administration asked all state agencies to demonstrate how they would handle a 5 percent budget cut. While administration spokeswoman Eileen Hawley called such requests "a common practice," the state's precarious fiscal situation...
Judge Denies Defense Motion for Lower Prison Sentence Linked to Aggravated Assault
Jason Rea Dale, who pleaded guilty May 26 to four felonies, was sentenced to nearly five years in prison, a Shawnee County District judge said Thursday. Dale, 35, was sentenced 15 years earlier for beating a man's head on concrete. Dale...
Junction City-Manhattan Rivalry Set for Big-Time Clash ; Blue Jays, Indians Slated for Battle of Unbeatens in Heated Rivalry Game
JUNCTION CITY -- To comprehend the nature of the Junction City- Manhattan rivalry, one only needs to go back to last year's game. The 2015 season saw Junction City as dominant as it's been since its 2008 undefeated state championship team. The Blue...
Keep Guantanamo Detainees Away
Earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins asked me to represent our community by testifying before a congressional committee on the impact of a potential transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Fort Leavenworth. Following that meeting, we even took a...
K-State Future Schedules
MANHATTAN -- Kansas State's future nonconference football schedules continue to take shape with athletics director John Currie announcing Thursday contracts with Tulane, Rutgers and North Dakota.A three-game series with Tulane starts at K-State in the...
Laughs, Not Scares ; TCT Presents 'The Canterville Ghost;' Auburn Troupe Stages 'Let's Murder Marsha'
Although "Ghost" is in the title of one new play opening this weekend in Shawnee County and "Murder" is in the name of the other, there are more laughs than scares in both stage productions. A Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy youth production of...
Lightfoot Plays TPAC
Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's best-known singer-songwriter, will bring his "The Legend Lives On" Tour south for an 8 p.m. Tuesday performance at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th, where he made his venue debut in 2009. Tickets are $67.50 and $52.50,...
Man Already Jailed on One Topeka Murder Is Served with Warrant Thursday in Second Slaying
A man already incarcerated in the Shawnee County Jail in one murder case was served with a warrant on Thursday charging him with a second slaying, according to court records. In the newer case, Cortez Tyrell Timley, 27, was charged with first-degree...
More Men Choosing to Not Seek Work
The "quiet catastrophe" is particularly dismaying because it is so quiet, without social turmoil or even debate. It is this: After 88 consecutive months of the economic expansion that began in June 2009, a smaller percentage of American males in the...
Officials Blast Haskell Developments ; Sen. Roberts Concerned by Lack of Transparency at Federal University
Calling recent developments at Haskell Indian Nations University "troubling" and "serious," members of Kansas' congressional delegation signaled this week they will keep a close eye on the situation. On Wednesday, Sen. Pat Roberts questioned the...
Out & about Calendar, Oct. 7-13
Items for the Out & About calendar can be submitted by email to Arts & Entertainment editor Bill Blankenship at bill.blankenship@cjonline.com. The deadline is noon Tuesday for publication Friday. AT THE CLUBS Topeka ...
President Obama Commutes Sentence of Topeka Cocaine Ringleader Lavelle Henderson
A man who once oversaw Topeka's largest cocaine ring had his life sentence commuted by President Barack Obama on Thursday. Lavelle Henderson, 46, was sentenced to life in prison in 2002 after being convicted of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise...
Report on City 'Not All Rosy' ; Assessment Highlights Challenges in Topeka and Shawnee County
A 64-page community assessment of Topeka and Shawnee County released Thursday is bursting with data, comparisons to other cities and, most importantly, six primary issues that tell the capital city's story. Those six, identified in the Market...
Rick's Picks
Topeka High football coach Walt Alexander and Washburn Rural's Steve Buhler know that Friday's 7 p.m. Centennial League game at Hummer Sports Park has big Class 6A playoff implications. The Trojans and Junior Blues are both 3-2 on the year, and...
RoadRunners Lack Consistency in Loss to Corpus Christi
Inconsistency has stymied the Topeka RoadRunners early in the 2016-17 season. It got the better of Topeka again Thursday night. Playing against a defensive and trap-style team in the Corpus Christi IceRays, Topeka (4-6-0) never looked quite...
'Rockin' Road to Dublin' Stops at TPAC
Although many Irish dance shows, including "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance," have stepped through Topeka, the co-creators of "Rockin' Road to Dublin" assure potential ticket-buyers they haven't seen a production like theirs. Scott Doherty,...
School Building a Future ; Business College Addition about Quality, Space
The $60 million College of Business Administration building at Kansas State University gleams with the edginess of a corporate headquarters settled into the midst of a university campus. The 160,143-square-foot building, which opened for use this semester,...
Texas Tech at K-State
MANHATTAN -- In a word association, Jordan Willis had a quick response when asked about Texas Tech's offense: Fatigue. "It's like playing in the backyard -- you're just going and going," Willis said. Willis, Kansas State's senior defensive...
Topeka Task Force to Consider Creating Trust Fund for Affordable Housing Developers
A national expert urged Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast and a city task force Thursday to consider creating a trust fund to address the city's housing needs. Hundreds of cities and states around the country have affordable housing trust funds. They...
Trip in Time
TRIP IN TIME 5 YEARS AGO | OCT. 8, 2011 K-STATE 24, MISSOURI 17 MANHATTAN -- The news of the week concerned the Big 12 and conference realignment. TCU was approved as a new member, while Missouri was...
USD 501 Board Hears Update on New Data Warehouse System
Members of the Topeka Unified School District 501 Thursday heard an update on the district's use of a new data warehousing system, Tyler Pulse. Aaron Kipp, USD 501's general director of demographics, said the Tyler Pulse system stores data on...
Washburn at Mo. Southern
The big-play ability has been there for Washburn so far this season, but now the Ichabods are searching for more efficiency in short-yardage situations. "We need to move the chains a lot better," WU coach Craig Schurig said. "We have too many...
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